Rio Ferdinand’s gives his verdict on Manchester united’s defeat to West Ham

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United’s collapse against West Ham was the perfect embodiment of how our season has gone as a whole and Rio Ferdinand wasn’t happy with it, neither were fans.

To show such lack of character and awareness to give away two free-kicks to West Ham in dangerous areas was, as Ferdinand rightly put it, naive. It was downright amateur.

Here’s what Ferdinand thought about the game:

It really did sum up how we’ve been this year under Louis van Gaal. Shaky starts, false dawns and the disappointment at the end of it. We’ve had enough of it as fans under Louis because it’s been one step forwards and two steps backwards ever since December when we lost four games in a row.

That game tonight against West Ham was the ultimate disappointment. From nowhere, thanks to Anthony Martial, we were back in control at 2-1 and had our Champions League spot in our own hands but we threw it away like it didn’t even matter. Could you have imagined that happening under Sir Alex Ferguson with the likes of Roy Keane on the pitch? Never, not in a million years.

This United team has turned itself into an invertebrate, a spineless ghost of what we used to be and until van Gaal is sacked as manager, there’s no chance of us repairing it.

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